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Tripoli's Cultural League Theatre featured local artists, dancers and actors promoting a non-violent way forward in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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Young artists in Tripoli, Lebanon showcased work reflecting MENA's challenges and triumphs on International Peace Day, September 21st.

October 22, 2014

Paul Cantlie had made an emotional plea from his hospital bed for his son to be released before dying (Image: Screenshot)
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The father of British hostage John Cantlie has died in hospital following an emotional video appeal for his son's release from IS captors.
A Malaysian mother holds her baby while petting a dog for the first time, October 19, 2014 (Image: Facebook)
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A Malaysian dog lover decided to tackle the cultural taboo surrounding pretty pooches by organizing an "I want to touch a dog" event, where hundreds of Muslims petted dogs for the first time.
Philip Spence, 33, bludgeoned his victims repeatedly in front of their children in their suite at London's plush Cumberland Hotel near Marble Arch.
09:23 GMT
Philip Spence had been smoking crack for two days when he spotted a stash of designer bags through a partially open door as he prowled the corridors on the seventh floor of the hotel.
Abdullah Elmir, 17, was branded an "idiot" by his relative for joining the extremist group (Image: Screenshot)
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A Sydney-born ginger teen is the latest Islamic State protégé to call for destruction of the West. A bit silly? Abdullah Elmir was branded a "stupid idiot" by his family for joining the terrorist group.
A woman was forced to give birth in front of Kafr El-Dawar General Hospital after her husband claimed she was denied a place.  (File/Shutterstock)
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Kafr El-Dawar General Hospital's director has been suspended following the hospital's refusal to admit a patient in labor who was forced to give birth on the street.

October 21, 2014

She told her students on Twitter after they asked about her disappearance that she was trying to find a cave where she could speak freely. (Shutterstock)
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A lecturer at Dammam University informed her students recently that she had left her job to join Islamic State.
The Aerostar Hotel is launching a new halal service for Muslim travelers.
11:19 GMT
Trying to woo more Muslim travelers to Russia, a Moscow hotel is launching a new halal service - right down to the Quran on the nightstand.
Kobani survivors have given graphic and shocking details of the atrocities they witnessed as they fled their town  (Bulent Kilic/ AFP).
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Survivors of the fighting in Kobani have spoken of the atrocities the saw as they fled the town besieged by Islamic State militants.
Russian website launches 'Miss Hitler' beauty pageant.
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A Nazi-inspired beauty pageant dubbed "Miss Hitler 2014" is calling for attractive women to participate in the contest held on the Russian equivalent to Facebook .

October 20, 2014

The lady was told that in France there is a ban on covering faces, and she was asked to either uncover her face or leave the auditorium (Shutterstock).
17:02 GMT
French opera-goers were rudely shocked by the controversial ejection of this lady from the Bastille Opera.
US wife of Saudi granted e-mail divorce. [Slate.com]
09:57 GMT
An American court has approved a woman’s plea to get a divorce from her Saudi husband via e-mail after the man left the country with her three kids and prevented her from seeing them.
A number of acid attacks against women in Iran in recent months have raised fears among some that the victims were singled out because they were not wearing veils that sufficiently covered them.
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A number of acid attacks against women in Iran in recent months have raised fears among some that the victims were singled out because they were not wearing veils that sufficiently covered them.
Lebanon hasn’t seen a train on its tracks since the last service, shuttling cement to the capital, ceased to run in 1997. [the Independent]
08:43 GMT
Arab world derailed but could Lebanon get back on track by resurrecting historical railway?
The members of the Cologne-based Median Empire Motorcycle Club reportedly have strong Kurdish roots. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
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A group of German bikers have followed in the footsteps of a Dutch Motorcycle Club and joined in the fight against Isis in Syria.